Forum for community project discussion
The My Community website, run by Locality to provide support and information for community projects, now has a forum which
connects people who are who doing great things in their communities – from taking over pubs or green spaces, running local projects and making plans that will help shape the future of their neighbourhoods and communities.
Continue reading Sector websites update
Local charities are being encouraged to sign up for training being run in December as part of the government’s support for Local Charities Day. The programme is targeted at charities and community groups with an annual income of up to £1 million and a local focus. Official news release.
Continue reading Fundraising training for ‘local’ charities
An assessment of the community business sector in England found that it grew faster than charities and small businesses last year.
Research institute Power to Change commissioned Social Finance this summer to follow up on earlier reports ‘What if we ran it ourselves?’ and ‘The State of the Community Business Market’.
Continue reading Growth in community-run businesses
Regulator Ofcom has started a consultation on ‘Community Radio: future licensing and technical policy’.
After more than a decade issuing of Ofcom issuing licences, there are now nearly 250 community radio stations in the UK.
Continue reading Proposals on future licences for community radio
Scottish charity regulator OSCR has published technical guidance for people who are advising village hall charities about incorporation as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) or a company, or making changes to their governing document.
Continue reading Governance arrangements for Scottish village halls
A new guide ‘Community ownership and management of parks and green spaces’ has been published.
Produced as part of the Community Ownership and Management of Assets (COMA) programme by Shared Assets, it draws upon their experience of supporting many of the green space focused projects that took part in the programme. The guide is split into two main areas, reflecting its target audience:
Continue reading Key issues for community management of green spaces